Celtic’s Nir Bitton was praised by several journalists for his performance in last weekend’s win in the Glasgow derby.
Football Scotland‘s Craig Williams said that he was “one of the star performers” at Ibrox, while Derek McGregor described him as “ice-cool under pressure” in The Scottish Sun, and Sky Sports‘ Allan Valente called him “impressive“.
Nir Bitton is the most underrated footballer under contract at Glasgow Celtic
— Boli Bolingoli-Mbombo (@_67ONeill) September 4, 2019
Bitton, who was sidelined for almost a year with a knee injury (as per The Scottish Sun), has made 11 appearances already this season following the win at Ibrox and, despite playing most of his career in defensive midfield, he has frequently filled in at centre-back in the early weeks of the current campaign.
These Celtic fans took to Twitter to voice their own words of acclaim for the 27-year-old, whose current contract expires at the end of this season:
A don't think there is any danger of him not getting a new contract, he's NL go to guy who just plays anywhere he is asked no moaning about not playing or what positions hes played in, he seems happy just to play
— Peter Foley (@peterfoley881) September 4, 2019
Ye I agree …he can play anywhere and no moaning…he gets Celtic he knows what it means to play for the jersey…he better get an improved contract…was an after though dor El Rato….mainstay for Lennon …
— William Bolingoli (@budbeat) September 4, 2019
Agreed. He's always been a class act. Great to see him getting some plaudits. Long overdue.
Contract extension @CelticFC ? Big Nir is becoming invaluable.
— (HappyChappy) (@Celt4Life_07) September 4, 2019
What a start to the season he’s had. Fit and playing regularly he’s looked the part. Deserves credit so he does
— Neil (@neily_bhoy) September 4, 2019
So calm and collected with a ball at his feet and his first touch is unreal
— Ben (@BenJohn_67) September 4, 2019
He’s a classy player. Really like him
— Ewan Bolingoli (@ewanmac5) September 4, 2019
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